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The IBM 3590 models E1A designed for automated tape libraries, including the IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Automated Tape Library 3494, IBM TotalStorage Virtual Tape Server, and StorageTek Silos.

Also available as Standalone – call Sunstar Company, Inc. (310) 330-2900 for information.

  • Model E1A supports up to 40GB per cartridge and 14MB/second data rate uncompressed.

IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Tape System 3590 at a glance
Model Number
3590 characteristics
LZ1 compression Standard
Number of tracks 256
Cartridge capacity, native in GB 20
Cartridge capacity, compressed in GB1 60
Extended cartridge native in GB 40
Extended cartridge compressed in GB1 120
Maximum drive rate 14MB/sec
Drive interface Dual SCSI or Dual Fiber

The IBM Magstar 3590 models B11 and E11 are rack-mounted tape drives with an Automatic Cartridge Facility (ACF). The 10 cartridge ACF allows the drives  to be used as a mini-library with access to up to 1.2TB* of data. The Magstar 3590 B11/ E11 can be converted to a B1A / E1A for use in a fully automated library system

  • The Magstar 3590 Models B11 and E11 are rack-mounted and incorporate a 10-cartridge ACF for high-capacity unattended operation. The Models B11 and E11 can be converted to Models B1A or E1A.

  • The Magstar 3590 Models B1A and E1A have no ACF and are designed to be incorporated into the Magstar 3494 tape library.

The Magstar 3590 Tape Subsystem consists of a family of powerful integrated storage solutions that provide the highest levels of capacity, performance, and data reliability for stand alone and automated systems. Now, the Magstar 3590 Model E Tape Drive provides direct attachment to the growing number of open systems that support native Fibre Channel connection. 

The Magstar 3590 Tape Subsystem provides industry-leading performance with a native drive data rate of up to 14 MB/sec. Using the LZ1 compression algorithm, sustained data rates of up to 34 MB/sec are possible with Ultra SCSI attachment.With the native Fibre Channel connection, Magstar 3590 E Models are capable of reaching maximum instantaneous data rates of 100 MB/sec and sustained data rates of 42 MB/sec. 

Using Extended High Performance Cartridge Tape, a Magstar 3590 Model E Tape Drive with extended length support can store up to 40 GB (120 GB with 3:1 compression) on a single cartridge. A Magstar 3590 Model B can store up to 20 GB of data (60 GB with 3:1 compression) on a cartridge. The result is less tape cartridge handling, improved automation slot utilization, and a reduction in floor space requirements.Magstar 3590 metal particle tape media is housed in a cartridge with the same physical size as 3490 cartridges, enabling coexistence in an IBM Magstar 3494 Tape Library. The Magstar 3494 Tape Library with Magstar 3590 drives provides access to as much as 748 TB (with 3:1 compression). 

The Magstar 3590 Models B11 and E11 incorporate a standard 10-slot ACF for high-capacity, stand alone unattended operation. The ACF can be used in random access mode as a mini-library. Cartridges are loaded into and unloaded from the ACF in a convenient, portable 10-cartridge magazine.The Magstar 3590 also features an operator/service display showing device status, activities, error conditions, and messages.The Magstar 3590 Models E11 and E1A now provide native Fibre Channel attachment for drives used in standalone configurations, with the Magstar 3494 Tape Library, or with a StorageTek Automated Cartridge System (ACS).Fibre Channel servers can be supported at distances of up to 500 meters from the Magstar 3590 Tape Drive,or up to 10km with the IBM 2109 Switch or 2103 Hub

These 3590 tape drives are no longer manufactured. These reconditioned drives are available in a number of formats from us here at Sunstar Company.

All drives ship with warranty.

To learn more contact us online or call 800.663.5523

 

The M8100, Fujitsu’s 128-track half inch cartridge tape drive, is a new generation tape drive to meet the critical mission data environment needs for high speed, large capacity and full format compatibility with IBM® 3590™ Magstar™.

The M8100, Fujitsu’s 128-track half inch cartridge tape drive, is a new generation tape drive to meet the critical mission data environment needs for high speed, large capacity and full format compatibility with IBM® 3590™ Magstar™.

The M8100 transfer rate (13.5MB/s Native) is 4.5 MB/s faster than the IBM 3590 Magstar (9.0MB/s Native).

The M8100 boasts a Mean-Time-Between-Failure (MTBF) rating of 100,000 hours, among the highest in the industry, and is covered by a two-year limited warranty. Utilizing Fujitsu’s state of the art design technology, the bezel and cartridge opening are the same form factor and location as previous Fujitsu half-inch cartridge tape drives.Moreover, the new high density read/write magnetic tape head creates increased recording density and the highly reliable tracking control system achieves greater track density.

The formatter and Ultra-SCSI host interface are integrated into the same 8-inch form factor drive cabinet. Therefore, tape drive systems currently using the Fujitsu half-inch cartridge tape drive series, can be easily upgraded with the new M8100 for increased capacity and performance with less integration investment.With these new technologies and Fujitsu’s reputation for high quality tape products, the M8100 is the perfect solution for mission critical data environments as well as a various range of applications for near-line transaction and back-up streaming modes.

These 3590 tape drives are no longer manufactured. These reconditioned drives are available in a number of formats from us here at Sunstar Company.

All drives ship with warranty.

To learn more contact us online or call 800.663.5523

The IBM Magstar 3590 models B11 and E11 are rack-mounted tape drives with an Automatic Cartridge Facility (ACF).

The 10 cartridge ACF allows the drives  to be used as a mini-library with access to up to 1.2TB* of data. The Magstar 3590 B11/ E11 can be converted to a B1A / E1A for use in a fully automated library system

High-performance, high-reliability tape storage with extended media support and attachment support for SCSI and Ultra SCSI systems

 Attaches to IBM AS/400*, RS/6000*, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, and other SCSI systems; Intel**-based systems running Windows NT**; and Windows 2000; and IBM S/390* systems. Offers the choice of an Ultra SCSI interface for a maximum instantaneous data rate of 42 MB/sec or native Fibre Channel attachment for a maximum instantaneous data rate of up to 100 MB/sec. Features an uncompressed drive rate of up to 14 MB/sec to dramatically reduce backup and recovery times. Provides rapid access to data (5 meters/sec high-speed search) Includes a 10-cartridge Automated Cartridge Facility (ACF) that functions as a mini-library with random access to up to 1.2 TB of data (compressed) for the Magstar* 3590 Model B11 and E11 Uses Magstar* 3590 E model extended length tape cartridges that can contain up to 120 GB of data (3:1 compression)

The Magstar 3590 is available in several configurations for Ultra SCSI and Fibre Channel attachment:

  • The Magstar 3590 Models B11 and E11 are rack-mounted and incorporate a 10-cartridge ACF for high-capacity unattended operation. The Models B11 and E11 can be converted to Models B1A or E1A.
  • The Magstar 3590 Models B1A and E1A have no ACF and are designed to be incorporated into the Magstar 3494 tape library.
  • The Magstar Model C12 frame with one to four Model B1A or E1A Tape Drives provides attachment to the StorageTek 4410 and 9310 ACS.

These 3590 tape drives are no longer manufactured. These reconditioned drives are available in a number of formats from us here at Sunstar Company.

All drives ship with warranty.

To learn more contact us online or call 800.663.5523

 
 
 

Available from Sunstar Company

Model Description
FUJITSU M8100 128 TRACK, .5″
IBM MAGSTAR 3590 Model B11A / E11 RACK MOUNTED –  CAN BE CONVERTED TO B1 AND E1
IBM MAGSTAR 3590 Model B11A RACK MOUNTED –  CAN BE CONVERTED TO B1 AND E1
IBM MAGSTAR 3590 Model E11 RACK MOUNTED –  CAN BE CONVERTED TO B1 AND E1
IBM 3590 E1A 40GB ALSO 2:1
JVC (Victor Data Systems) Other Models 3590 9.0MB/S
IBM MAGSTAR 3590 Model B1A / E1A SUPPORTED – MAGSTAR 3494 TAPE LIBRARY
IBM MAGSTAR 3590 Model B1A SUPPORTED – MAGSTAR 3494 TAPE LIBRARY
IBM MAGSTAR 3590 Model E1A SUPPORTED – MAGSTAR 3494 TAPE LIBRARY
IBM 3590 B1A 20GB ALSO 2:1
IBM 3590 H1A 60GB ALSO 3:1

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